Asghar Farhadi's new film grapples with the idea of heroes

Awards Season 2022
Posted at 3:54 PM, Jan 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-30 15:54:23-05

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who has won two Oscars for his films “A Separation” and “The Salesman,” may find himself with a third.

His latest film “A Hero,” which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video, is among the 15 films shortlisted for best international feature and a likely candidate to make the final five when nominations are revealed on Feb. 8. Farhadi is appreciative that the Oscar conversation gives his film a bigger audience and spotlight.

But representing Iran can be fraught sometimes. Still he hopes he can continue making films in his home country, he said.